Microsoft Word: Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Find and Replace Text


While you’re in a large Word document, you can easily find text by hitting [Ctrl][F]. Then type the word or phrase you’re looking for in the navigation pane.

Find Text

If you want to find and replace text in a Word document, use the key combo [Ctrl][H]. The Find and Replace screen comes up. Type in the word(s) you’re looking for and what to replace it with. Click Replace All.

Find and Replace

Word will go through and replace the text. When complete, it will displays the following message letting you know the task is complete. Click OK.

Find and Replace Complete

Use the [Ctrl][F] keyboard shortcut to find the text that was replaced. Looks good!

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  1. Karl  

    Would be nice if you had the instructions for changing MS Word 2013 to Ctrl F for Find/Replace. When you Ctrl F in Word 2013 it brings up Navigation.

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